9.03.2009

What I am currently loving.....

Purple (!!) vintage coat for $8 at the thrift store...

Spoonflower's free swatch day (with a donation to Heifer International)...I'm not quite ready to reveal my design (project coming) but I can't remember the last time I felt as giddy as I did when I opened that envelope...Spoonflower gift certificates will comprise my Christmas wish list this year!

Discovering Jaxon's photos when I download from our camera. Any guesses what this is?

Visiting all the end-of-summer festivals that take place in our neck of the woods with this guy. He calls this look "good boy" and does it whenever we tell him to be good.

Beth's Peanut Butter Cream Ganache Brownies That Will Kill You. You've been warned.

For the brownies:
1 boxed brownie mix for an 8 x 8 pan (if you can only find 9 x 13, double the recipe)
1/2 bag peanut butter chips

Prepare brownie mix as directed, adding peanut butter chips to the batter. Bake as directed. Allow to completely cool before next step.

For the Peanut Butter Cream:
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup peanut butter (preferably natural because it tastes stronger, I use Krema Crunchy because it rocks!!)
3 TBSP. heavy cream
2 TBSP. vanilla instant pudding mix or custard powder
1 - 2 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and peanut butter together. Add cream and pudding mix and continue to mix. Add powdered sugar to taste. I lean more toward 1 heaping cup because these get sweet fast! Spread over cooled brownies.

For Ganache:
4 oz. good quality semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream

Heat together using your favorite method (I microwave, but be careful not to burn). Pour or spread over peanut butter cream. Refrigerate until served.

YUMMY!

10 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

Um, pretty sure I gained weight just by reading that recipe - yikes! I'm curious to see what your spoonflower design is... I'm certainly not creative enough to do anything like that!

FerJeniB said...

So, the boyo has a look. It's way better than blue steel. Love you! - J

The WoodLand School said...

Wow -- what a post! Chocolate, Spoonflower, Thrifting, and a Good Boy! Sounds like a winner of a day :-)

LyndaG said...

Beth - I remember that look - usually followed by my spending money because I couldn't resist. I collect brownie recipes - and yours has gone to the top of the list!

jessi said...

I am so hoping to find some great additions to my wardrobe at the thrift store for the fall and winter. Great coat!

peppermintpatcher said...

The jacket is gorgeous! And good boy... well, he looks like such a good boy!

Beth said...

whoa, love the coat! what a great find! i love Jax's face, that is so cute and innocent. That browine recipie looks to die for also, I will have to try it.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, some fun, fun stuff! Jax's good boy look is adorable. Can't wait to see what you're cooking up with spoonflower!

MJ said...

That brownie recipe looks scrumptious! I'm copying it asap & emailing it to myself!

MJ said...

Done! I made this recipe for a Xmas stamping party yesterday! It was very popular & I've already forwarded the recipe! My little N is quite enamoured with it! Thanks for sharing!

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